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King Salmon Fishing

(Sept 1 through October 15 +/-)

Fully guided king salmon trips on the Manistee, Muskegon, and Pere Marquette Rivers. King Salmon return to the rivers of western Michigan beginning in the late summer/early fall in anticipation of breeding, or spawning, in their home rivers. The Manistee, Muskegon and Pere Marquette Rivers offer some of the most abundant natural and enhanced fisheries in the state for both large king salmon numbers and physical size. There are numerous ways that kings can be targeted during this time and we often employ casting, backtrolling, bobber fishing, and bottom bouncing techniques to catch these 5-30lb. fish. Levelwind, spinning, and fly rods can all be used to target these fish, depending on where they are located in the system.

- Full day trip includes: ~8 hours dock-to-dock, hot lunch on the boat, bottled water, all gear/tackle, bait, rods/reels, and fish filleting should you choose to keep some of your catch. Price $410, max 2 anglers per boat.

- Half day trip includes: ~5 hours dock-to-dock, bottled water, all gear/tackle, bait, rods/reels, and fish filleting should you choose to keep some of your catch. Price $280, max 2 anglers per boat.

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Steelhead Fishing

(October 10 +/- through April 10 +/-)

Fully guided steelhead trips on the Grand, Muskegon, Manistee, Pere Marquette, Kalamazoo, and St. Joseph Rivers. Like the King and Coho Salmon returning to the tributaries of Lake Michigan in the fall, the steelhead also makes its way up the river to spawn in the fall and throughout the winter and spring. A steelhead is genetically similar to a rainbow trout; however, it spends a majority of its life in a larger body of water, usually an ocean, or in this case, Lake Michigan and the Great Lakes. A steelhead only returns to its natal river when it reaches sexual maturity in order to spawn. Because of its long time spent feeding offshore, steelhead get quite a bit larger than normal rainbow trout, commonly reaching 5-15lbs., while extremely large fish reach the 18-20lb range. As with salmon, steelhead can be caught backtrolling plugs, bobber fishing beads and eggs, as well as with a swung fly or under an indicator and floating line. These methods are all dependent upon the season in which you book your trip and where the fish are located in the system at that given time.

- Full day trip includes: ~8 hours dock-to-dock, hot lunch on the boat, bottled water, all gear/tackle, bait, rods/reels, and fish filleting should you choose to keep some of your catch. Price $400, max 2 anglers per boat.

- Half day trip includes: ~5 hours dock-to-dock, bottled water, all gear/tackle, bait, rods/reels, and fish filleting should you choose to keep some of your catch. Price $265, max 2 anglers per boat.

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